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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    Its not like I enjoy spending money feeding the bees although I think it would be careless of me not to and let them starve. Hopefully we will get some rain this winter and I will not have to next...
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    Re: Does syrup ratio really matter?

    Uhh, member when Cal Trans tried to convert to metric? It turned out to one major FAIL and a big waste of money changing all the signs back to miles. OK back to bees
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    Re: Study on drone comb

    Who cares... lets talk bees.
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    Re: Newby and smoke and mean bees ...

    Me too!
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    Re: Plastic Top Feeder?

    I think the top feeder that was loaned to me sells for only about $15 bucks. I can't imagine that the time and materials involved to make one would be worth the trouble, nor could I imagine not...
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    Re: Plastic Top Feeder?

    I have mixed feelings with these feeders. Right now I like them as I can put water in one side and feed in the other although yesterday i noticed I put a top entrance lid on one by mistake.... I...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    [QUOTE=beewitched;1147154]Did I hit a nerve by starting this thread or what! :)

    No.... typical of a few members to point out each others erroneous use of the English language, grammer and...
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    Re: What I learned today

    Just don't make the mistake of smacking it real hard with your hive tool.... I saw a guy do that once.
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    Re: Incredibly aggressive bees

    I would say leave em alone a week and try again... The "Defensive Bees" "Pissed Bees" "Mean Bees" "Naughty Bees" "Bad Bees" "Mean Bees... Oh wait I already said that, Is probably the most used thread...
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    Re: Sugar Water Recipe

    Thats like .6:1 No? or am I backwards.... 25# sugar and 41# water?
  11. Re: Cleaning now Blackened Beeswax splotches from the driveway

    Coat the whole **** driveway in bees wax??? It may be a little slippery when it rains though... Does it rain much in your neck of the woods?
  12. Re: I'm not new to beekeeping, but this hive has me stumped (pictures)

    I would quit looking in the hive so much and you wont be stumped... Let em do their trip for a while, if they have the resources they will straighten it out. Sounds like they do and are.
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    Swarm trapping/collecting etiquette

    I have a couple of friends that are cherry farmers, this past spring I was getting calls every day over the course of two weeks for swarm sightings. I was able to collect 11 of them. Before I started...
  14. Re: Swarmtrapping: My newfound joy in beekeeping

    Here's my bee machine Odfrank... I can fit 25 empty Subaru baja's in the bed and if I skooch over real tight I can fit a Justy in the cab.....
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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    If I had to start over I would still by an 8frame "Kit" from MannLake. (despite what others may say) The gloves suck and the Veil is of poor quality but after a season you will give them to your...
  16. Re: Swarmtrapping: My newfound joy in beekeeping

    You da man Odfrank! I like you video's.... Do you drive those Subarus around?
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    Re: Nor-Cal question

    Don't forget Blue Gum was crap this year (at least in my region) Thank god for commercial Raspberries, Blackberries, blueberries and Costco
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    Re: Queen cups in a new hive.

    For what it is worth. I have noticed certain colonies i have always seem to have a few queen cups on hand. I think it is a trait in certain breeds, I believe Russians posses this trait??? I would do...
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    Re: Foundationless OPPS

    Dont do that anymore:no::no:
  20. Thread: Cockroaches

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    Re: Cockroaches

    No Cockroaches but I do have a topbar loaded with Pincher bugs. They seem to be living in harmony though. This hive was loaded with mites last year. No treatment an no noticeable mites this year,...
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    Re: Bees and honey year

    No rain - No honey..... Maybe next year
  22. Re: State suspends pesticide operator's license after bee deaths

    Soapy water works great for aphids....Just douched an infested apricot tree last week, worked great....
  23. Re: Where have all the queen bees gone, long time passing

    One positive is I bet you mite counts are very low...:D
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    Re: Re orientation trick after moving hive

    I am not a beekeeper but i did a study on this yesterday, I put a leaf in front of one I put a branch in front of another and i put a leaf and branch if front of a third. I'll report back soon....
  25. Re: What Should I Do With Extremely Hot Hive?

    Two of my hives superseded this spring both were "mad as hell" for a short time (+/- two months) I could not get near them. I too wondered about AHB as I had heard from commercial folks that...
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